mariqueen and r james lost in space june 14th
we played with the coral on tuesday night and i gotta tell ya…i have absofuckinglutely nothing good to say about those guys because their crew (ie road manager and roadie) were assholes. these 2 completely ruined any chance of me saying something remotely nice about that band in this blog. the attitude they gave me…i still cant believe it… seriously, i’m still shaking my head about it. hmmm, it’s like me flying to london and being a royal dick to everybody in the club as well as the local band that is doing us a favor by warming up in their own back yard. ok, enough bitching about the coral but did i mention that their roadie actually threatened me? i feel sorry for the guys in the band because their people made them look really bad. on second hand i dont feel sorry for them at all because they’re the idiots that hired them in the first place and to top that off they should have at least apologized to us for taking a 6 1/2 hour sound check and giving us the stage (begrudgingly no less) 15 minutes before doors. gee, that was nice of them. did i mention that despite all of this we rocked. i thought we played a great show…it was loose and the energy was palpable. hats off to the crowd which was really inspiring. it was by far my favorite show in la to date. thanx to everybody for coming out to support the “opening” band.
i usually dont drink too much after shows but this one was an exception…i was pretty buzzed…probably because my friend thomas(right) was giving me tequila shots and morgun was giving me vodka. i cant do that anymore because by the end of the night i was selling our shirts for 5 bucks. i still dont know how i got home…good thing i live a block away. on a random note – i got a call tonight from a blocked number saying i was hitting on his girlfriend. dude, get over it and call me from an unblocked number so we can “settle up”. how did you even get my number fool? —F.TEN
The Venue: the troubadour is the comfiest venue to play at. i only say this because it seems like we’ve had a trillion shows there, but in actuality it’s only been like five. i love the troubadour and their staff. the only thing i was bummed about was not getting our usual dressing room. i was not pleased with our stinkathon of a closet. it smelled like funk… tres nasty.
The Show: i coasted my way through that entire set. i thought it went well despite the pathetic soundcheck (big thanks to the coral for that) and the fact that i had two inches to move around on stage (once again, the coral… you’re awesome)… and i had been sick for what seemed like forever and on the verge of recovery. i didn’t hit my notes like i thought i should’ve but i heard that people thought that was one of our best shows. my expectations… they increase by the minute… i’m sorry if i don’t agree. i gave this show a seven out of ten. i was just stoked on how much fun we all have playing. i like how we all move as one… i give our band unity a ten out of ten. we kind of rule.
What Were You Thinking While Playing: “is that morrissey?!” “wow, i love my job…” “i wish i had more room to move, i feel mark’s cymbal poking my ass…” “two words – air conditioning… like now… i can’t stop sweating…” “oh no, here comes the breakdown, i hope my voice will survive”…
Interesting Things After The Show: well i got to hang out with two members of the once infamous Femme Terror $quad. it was magical… if you don’t know what i’m talking about then i feel sorry for you.
dark side of the balls
Carter’s Conscience LA- the Coral– It was a bit weird opening up for another band at the Troubadour, just because we’ve been doing our own shows there. The reason we were opening was that we were supposed to do a little West coast tour with the Coral, but it got cancelled for reasons beyond our control. It was actually great because lately it seems like weve played a lot of high profile shows, and this one felt relaxed and stress free. I think we were all really loose on stage, we got a great ovation, it was all in all a great show! On a side note, I guess one of their crew guys was a real dick to Fran during soundcheck, just giving a lot of attitude and being a real stress case. that sucks because we were really cool about the fact that we got almost no soundcheck in the first place, considering that those guys had all day to do theirs.
I didn’t get to meet any of the guys in the Coral, I’m sure they are really cool, buts a lesson for any band, including ours– the crew you take on the road are ambassadors for your band, and if they behave like dipshits, like it or not it reflects on the band. Its a bummer because one of the kids on their crew was really cool, helping us unload our equipment, etc. I guess one bad apple ruins the bunch (sic) But all in all that was nothing more than a speedbump, I had a great night. now we keep writing and get ready for our next tour. talk to you soon
famous journalist alexander laurence was there
annie and heidi
and angela, todd, morgun and joe
adies and gentlemen…the amazing zontobi
carter and ?, zontobi and lewscious
hahha – coworkers from day job i try to forget
joe d my merch brain, peg, warren, and mike
these live pics were taken with my shitty camera
looks like the cover of mbv’s loveless…me love